Garbally see off CBS Roscommon to win 47th Senior A Schools Cup

first_imgGarbally College 31 CBS Roscommon 6Garbally College justified its strong favourites tag with a powerful display to seal an incredible 47th Top Oil Connacht Schools Senior A Cup title for the college.The Ballinasloe side have appeared in over 50 Senior Cup finals, but never before in a decider had they faced CBS Roscommon who made history earlier in the month by reaching their first ever Senior Cup final after a memorable win over The Jes at Creggs RFC. After the game, William Davies spoke to the Coach of Garbally College Kevin Tierney.William also spoke to the Garbally Captain Stephen Mannion In front of a raucous travelling support from Roscommon, CBS certainly weren’t overawed by the occasion as they competed brilliantly in defence and at the breakdown in the opening stages. Garbally had the majority of possession but it took them 27 minutes to finally make the breakthrough, with some quick hands from the backs releasing Sean Horkan who showed some incredible pace to break down the wing and score underneath the posts.A further try was to follow just before the break as Shea Hennessy touched down in the corner while Stephen Mannion nailed a brilliant conversion to make it a 14 point game at the break.CBS knew they had to start the second half all guns blazing, and that’s exactly what they did as two incredible penalties from Mark Purcell on the half-way line brought the gap down to 8 points, and suddenly a major shock was on the cards. However from then on Garbally were able to find an extra gear, as further tries from Stephen Mannion and Oisin McCormack helped the Ballinasloe side pull away for a deserved victory. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Top Oil Connacht Schools Senior A Cup Final, Sportsground, Galway 13/3/2019Garbally College vs CBS RoscommonGarbally teamMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dicksonlast_img read more

“Flying Finn” Tapio wins Guru Nanak Rally

first_img0Shares0000“Flying Finn” leads from start to finish to win the 36th Guru Nanak Rally. PHOTO/ courtesy.NAIROBI, October 24 – Former Finland and British Rally Champion Tapio Laukkannen led from start to finish to clinch the 36th Guru Nanak which folded curtains to the eight-leg Kenya National Rally Championship in Machakos county.Navigated by Pasi Torma in a Subaru Impreza R4, Tapio clocked 1h28m00s to secure his fourth victory of the 2015 season in an event organised by Sikh Union Club around Kapiti Plains, Konza and Lisa Farm. Last year’s Guru Nanak winner Ian Duncan came in second whilst Raaji Bharij -who was first on the road in the season closing event -sealed the podium dash in 1h30m05s.Fourth overall was Manvir Baryan in a Ford Fiesta R5 while youngster Karan Patel finished in fifth place.Tapio, who beat Duncan by a 1.11 minutes margin, has literally swept the ground with all his opponents this season! But the Finn speed merchant had his title ambitions stymied with mechanical problems in Meru, Voi and Nakuru.Despite finishing third overall in KNRC final standings behind newly crowned champion Jaspreet Chatthe and Duncan, the “Flying Finn” was happy with the stage times he has posted thus far.Tapio won the season opening round in Kisumu, then followed this up with wins in Eldoret and Machakos and was in devastating form on his Guru Nanak victory this weekend.“Today was really exciting. Despite the fact that we have failed to win the championship, we happy that we have been able to prove our pace against the rest and won half of the events. But then we were let down by gear box issues in Voi as well as retiring in Safari and Nakuru. The route for this year’s Guru Nanak was free from human and motor traffic. To be very honest, the roads in Kenya are a lot rougher as compareed to what we are used to back in Europe. But all in all it was good fun tackling a full season in Kenya,” said Tapio.Leonardo Varese finished second overall in 2WD Class to clinch the championship on home stretch.Eric Bengi was indeed the victor in 2WD Class after returning his RunX in 25th overall position but had to contend with playing second fiddle to Varese who achieved his fourth career championship in the last event.Jasmeet Chana was crowned the KNRC Division 1 champion with James Kirimi clinching the supplementary class championship much to the chagrin of Murage Waigwa who led the series at penultimate stage.Out of the 50 drivers who started the event, only 10 survived the demanding conditions.Carl “Flash” Tundo who was testing his new Triumph TR7 for the upcoming classic rally retired with overheating problems. Engine failure knocked Finland’s Joose Kojo out of the rally on SS2.Other casualties were Steve Mwangi, Sammy Nyori, McRae Kimathi, Daren Miranda, Imran Mogul. The event was run on 100% coded private farm roads.Provisional final results-KCB Guru Nanak 2015Tapio Laukkanen/Pasi Torma (Subaru GVB13) 1:28.00Ian Duncan/Amaar Slatch (EVOX) 1:29.11Raaji Singh Bharij/Jasneil Ghataure (EVOX) 1:30.05Manvir Baryan/Drew Sturrock (Ford Fiesta R5) 1:30.41Karan K Patel/Tauseef Khan (EVOX) 1:31.27Onkar Rai/Gareth Dawe (EVOX) 1:32.18Quentin Mitchell/Robin Dimbleby (Skoda Fabia S2000) 1:32,27Jassi Chatthe/Gugu Panesar (EVOX) 1:33.43Rajbir Rai/Tim Challen (EVOX) 1:35.12Tejveer Rai/Zahir Shah (EVOX) 1:36.200Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Bitter pill for Amgen

first_imgBeleaguered Ventura County biotech giant Amgen announced a sweeping restructuring Wednesday that calls for at least 2,200 job cuts, including layoffs, and downsizing at its sprawling local campus. Squeezed by federal restrictions on some of its biggest-selling drugs, Amgen said it also will scale back capital spending by about $1.9 billion, reduce research and development, and close some production operations. Job cuts at the company’s 8,300-employee Thousand Oaks headquarters were not immediately disclosed, but city officials said they expect about 800 to 900 people to be affected. The company has 20,000 workers worldwide. “Downsizing is one of the most difficult things a company can do. We are deeply saddened by our need to do this,” Amgen Chief Executive Kevin Sharer said in an afternoon conference call. Across the pharmaceutical industry, employers have been slashing positions all year. Pfizer decimated its work force in January, cutting 10,000 employees. Last month, Johnson & Johnson followed with a 4,800-job-cut announcement – about 4 percent of its work force. Several weeks ago, British drugmaker AstraZeneca added an additional 7,600 layoffs, roughly one-tenth of its employees. Amgen’s cuts seem even more striking, however, since it had seemed virtually untouchable for its first 27 years in existence. Riding high on blockbuster drugs including Epogen, Neupogen and Aranesp, the biotech giant racked up billions of dollars in sales. Aranesp and its forerunner Epogen accounted for about half of the company’s $14.3 billion in revenues last year, and about 60 percent of its profit. And over the years the company has reinvested heavily in research – and its employees. As it built up its sprawling campus in Thousand Oaks, the company instilled a “work-hard, play-hard” philosophy that blended intense scientific study with light-hearted pursuits including beer and pizza, volleyball games and lavish holiday parties. Largest employer The 130-acre center boasts five restaurants, a fitness center with gourmet waters free to athletes and a farmers market. Amgen grew so big it became Ventura County’s largest civilian employer, with 10 percent of Thousand Oaks’ work force. But the Food and Drug Administration issued safety warnings in March, and with Medicare limits on reimbursements, Amgen’s second-quarter U.S. sales of Aranesp – its biggest-selling drug – dropped 19 percent, to $578 million compared with $713 million for last year’s quarter. The FDA warning applied to Epogen and Procrit, identical to Epogen, which Amgen makes and licenses for Johnson & Johnson. The warnings, the FDA’s strongest, came after the agency said clinical trials indicated that when the drug was prescribed above certain doses, the risk increased of death from heart disease in kidney patients, and of accelerated tumor growth in cancer patients. Doctors were encouraged to use the lowest doses necessary. Amgen has repeatedly disputed the federal actions, saying they have no scientific basis, are not compatible with good clinical practice and limit the availability of the drugs to cancer patients. At the same time, the company says it is working to broaden its product line, and has other drugs in late-trial stages. Pressures on Amgen But competition in the multibillion-dollar international drug arena is fierce, with millions of dollars spent on high-powered lobbyists as Congress considers legislation that could make it easier to get generic drugs into the market. Epogen’s U.S. patent is set to expire in 2013. And Amgen also faces international pressures, including from Swiss drug manufacturer Roche, which is trying to break into the U.S. market with its own drug, Mircera. Amgen filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against Roche Holding AG in 2005, which is still pending. At Amgen’s sprawling Thousand Oaks headquarters, the mood among employees Wednesday afternoon appeared relatively upbeat. Impending job cuts had been rumored among employees for weeks and the definitive announcement brought a certain sense of relief, according to employees leaving work Wednesday afternoon. Some cuts have already taken place over recent months, employees said, and the announcement Wednesday came as no surprise. Amgen uses a large number of contracted employees, according to several veteran workers, and talk among some employees was that more work would shift to such types of employees in the future. Sarah Roberson, who has worked in food services at Amgen for a year and a half, said that in the past three or four months, her division has already experienced up to 50 percent cuts in some positions. “There will probably be more (cuts),” she said. “If they cut back jobs, it’ll mean fewer mouths to feed and fewer of us to feed them.” Thousand Oaks city officials bemoaned repercussions from the cutbacks at the Fortune 500 company – the country’s eighth-largest pharmaceutical company. “These reductions will touch many families in our community,” Thousand Oaks Mayor Andy Fox said in a statement. `Not much choice’ But analysts said Wednesday that the restructuring is a critical step in keeping Amgen profitable as it faces a possible 40 percent drop in revenue next year on its anti-anemia drugs. “Unfortunately, when you’re a drug company and all your main drugs are having problems or being recalled, there’s probably not much choice for them,” said Jon Ogg, an analyst and editor with “They’re going to be a much smaller company.” Mark Schoenebaum, a biotechnology analyst with Bear, Stearns & Co., echoed that view. “Amgen unfortunately has a business that’s going to be significantly smaller within a year,” he said. “It’s an unfortunate, but undeniable, truth. “From a human perspective and the people who will lose jobs, it’s horrible. … From a business perspective, it will safeguard the future of Amgen, and (as such) is a bold and extraordinarily wise move by the management team.” Staff Writer Tony Castro contributed to this report. (818) 713-3731160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “It’s not been an easy year or one we expected, but great companies prove themselves in times of trial.” Amgen said the downsizing was primarily driven by a steep drop in revenue from sales of Aranesp, one of the company’s top drugs, used to fight anemia, amid federal safety concerns and caps on Medicare oncology reimbursements. The company is fighting to modify those federal actions, but faces another hearing in September on its anti-anemia drugs that could further affect sales. “It’s a disconcerting story, but the jungle drums had been beating for a while that this was coming,” said Jack Kyser, chief economist for the nonprofit Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. “Amgen was the big dog in the local industry, so people are going to have to scramble a little bit to find jobs these days.” last_img

Be a part of change by purchasing these laptops

first_imgNicholas Negroponte has a problem. He has an amazing product at a blockbuster price ? a high-powered, full-featured laptop for $188. The trouble is, he needs a huge global market to make it succeed. Negroponte, a MIT geek, put his successful career on hold to become chairman of “One Laptop Per Child,” a ground-breaking product to get a laptop in the hands of every child in the world. Yes, he hears your comments all the time. Comments such as, “Wait, these kids don’t have food or water, why not give them that instead of a computer? A laptop in the desert? It will last a second and then someone will break it. They will get stolen. There is no power in the desert,” and on and on. Of course, for a donation of $200 you can assure a deserving child gets an XO if you don’t want one for yourself. To register for both programs go to How is this project going to affect you? I am convinced that what this team is learning will flow to commercial laptops. Why does this one have a brighter display than any Dell, Apple or HP yet have the battery last 23 hours? How can you make a commercial device that doesn’t have moving parts, no hard drive and can network with any device within a mile? In short, this project has to succeed and I hope that many Americans step up and get this project rolling. James Derk is owner of CyberDads, a computer repair firm and tech columnist for Scripps Howard News Service. His e-mail address is jim@cyberdads.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Negroponte listens patiently to all the critics and answers them immediately. A laptop, a nearly unbreakable one, is an educational tool. It doesn’t need electricity from a wall and can be recharged via solar power, a crank, a pull cord or a pedal. It won’t break. It will connect to any other laptop nearby for an ad-hoc network to the Internet making any laptop in the area its own wireless router for all of the others. If stolen from a child it is deactivated and won’t work. The 7.5-inch screen is bright in direct sunlight. It won’t need tech support and doesn’t run Windows. It has only two internal cables and no hard drive. In sort, it’s a handheld technological miracle. The OLPC program is among the most impressive I have ever seen. This group, which expects the price of the first model, the XO, to drop to $100 after volume manufacturing, has created a masterpiece of engineering. (Before you blow this off as another gimmick I urge you to examine the group’s Web site ( Of course, everyone who touches one wants one. So Negroponte has come up with a marketing gem as well. Starting Nov. 12, you can buy one for yourself or a child during a very brief retail window. The catch? If you buy one, you have to gift one for a child in Peru. So for $399 you get a XO for yourself and the same model is donated in your name. You can deduct the value of the second one and know you are doing a great deed for mankind. last_img read more

Huddersfield end Man United’s unbeaten run, while Man City go five points clear

first_img1 Aaron Mooy celebrates the opening goal in Huddersfield’s 2-1 win over Manchester United There were five games to follow Chelsea’s thrilling win over Watford earlier in the afternoon and has the latest results from the Premier League.Huddersfield Town 2-1 Manchester UnitedHuddersfield ended Manchester United’s unbeaten start to the season with a famous win at the John Smith’s Stadium, courtesy of goals from Aaron Mooy and Laurent Depoitre.Marcus Rashford suggested the comeback could be on by grabbing a goal back in the 78th minute, but the Terriers deservedly hung on to record their first league win against United since 1952.Manchester City 3-0 BurnleySergio Aguero, as many expected, equalled Eric Brook’s tally of 177 goals to go level at the top of Man City’s all-time goalscoring record in a victory that sent Pep Guardiola’s side five points clear at the summit of the Premier League table.The Citizens weren’t at their fluid best in attack, with a number of players, including Gabriel Jesus, rested, but goals from Nicolas Otamendi and Leroy Sane in the final twenty minutes of the game sealed an ultimately comfortable win.Newcastle United 1-0 Crystal PalaceNewcastle left it late, with substitute Mikel Merino scoring the winner in the 86th minute, as Crystal Palace failed to pick up from where they left off against Chelsea last weekend.The Eagles have clearly improved under Roy Hodgson and did look the more likely team to win the three points at St James’ Park, but Merino was on hand to leave the Magpies sixth in the league.Stoke City 1-2 BournemouthBournemouth have been hugely disappointing in front of goal this season, but rediscovered their touch at the bet365 Stadium, with the damage done by Andrew Surman and Junior Stanislas within 20 minutes of the contest.Stoke responded in the 68th minute, through Mame Biram Diouf, but their struggles continue as they sit only one point above the Cherries in the relegation zone. Swansea City 1-2 Leicester CityLeicester shook off the disappointment of Craig Shakespeare’s sacking by making a winning start to life under caretaker manager Michael Appleton.A dominant display saw the Foxes record only their second of the season, as a Federico Fernandez own goal and a counter-attack finished off by Shinji Okazaki sealed the points. Alfie Mawson’s strike was little more than consolation for the Swans.You can listen to live commentary of Southampton v West Bromwich Albion, kick off 5:30pm, on talkSPORT.last_img read more

Sam Allardyce’s grandson signs for League One club on one-year contract

first_img huge blow REPLY tense shining LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS REVEALED Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT ✍️ #OUFC are pleased to welcome to the club young defender Sam Allardyce! #notthatone ➡️— Oxford United FC (@OUFCOfficial) May 22, 2019Yellows manager Karl Robinson heaped praise on Allardyce, 18, following the announcement of the signing.Robinson said: “Sam is an ‘old school’ defender.“He reads the game really well and wants to win every ball and every header. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won no dice Sam Allardyce’s grandson has signed for League One club Oxford United on a one-year contract.The centre-back, also named Sam Allardyce, was previously part of Manchester United and Bury’s youth set-up.center_img Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card ADVICE gameday cracker Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City The former England manager’s grandson said: “It’s a big move for me, away from home and at an important stage of my career.“I’ll come here and give it my all, and I’m determined to make the most of the opportunity.”last_img read more

Big six are ‘destroying’ the Premier League with money, damning new study finds

first_img 2 TROPHY LATEST Manchester City and Liverpool are two of Europe’s biggest clubs, let alone the Premier League SORRY Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT gameday cracker JIBE Luis Enrique resigns as Spain coach for personal reasons and is replaced by Robert Moreno These European giants share around £2.77billion of income, which works out as a £247million increase on the previous year.Meanwhile, the 14 other Premier League clubs have a pot of £2.05billion, while there was a £10m reduction in overall revenues on this year’s record compared to last.Further demonstrating the ‘significant’ disproportion between the ‘big six’ and the remaining clubs, the report reveals the revenue gap between the sixth and seventh biggest clubs – Spurs and Everton respectively – was a ‘record’ £191m.“In 2008/09, the gap between the 6th and 7th highest revenue earning clubs was just £1.88m,” the report notes. 2 getty Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:37Loaded: 10.16%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:37 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreencenter_img The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 According to the study the most recent financial figures recorded a ‘record’ £191 revenue gap between Tottenham and Everton getty Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions latest Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update MOST READ IN FOOTBALL Roger Bell, one of the report’s authors and a director of Vysyble, acknowledged that the greater volume of European competition prize money and match day revenues did have some bearing in the subsequent overall increase of the ‘big six’s’ revenue.He said: “Last year we highlighted the Big Six clubs’ desire to reduce risk which they are now successfully doing with increasing amounts of European prize money and what will be a greater share of the Premier League’s international broadcast rights revenue.“The downside is that the remaining group of 14 clubs, irrespective of the constituents, will fall further behind the Big Six in terms of revenue, profitability and on-the-pitch performance. OFF The ‘big six’ clubs are ‘destroying the Premier League with money,’ a new study has claimed.Vysyble, the financial analysts, have released data which shows almost three-fifths of all Premier League revenues are shared between the six biggest teams in the top flight by value – Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham. revealed “With on-pitch team possession statistics from some of the Big 6 clubs increasingly reaching 70% and more, is this the game that fans really want?”He continued: “With ten years of available data, we can see a clear correlation between improving economic profit performance by the Big Six clubs and their increasing share of total Premier League points. “The Big 6 clubs are destroying the Premier League with money.”last_img read more

Chip seal on S.R. 258 in Jackson County begins July 1

first_imgThis extends the service life of the roadway and lowers maintenance costs. Small chips of limestone are used to cover the asphalt, preventing it from spraying vehicles or sticking to tires.The chips also restore surface friction for improved skid resistance, maneuverability, and driver safety.Chip seal is a cost-effective pavement preservation technique, saving $6 to $14 in taxpayer expenditures for every $1 invested in extending the life of a roadway. Indiana Department of Transportation maintenance crews will begin chip sealing a 10-mile section of S.R. 258 in Jackson County, from S.R. 58 to the bridge over the east fork of the White River (west of S.R. 11/Seymour), on or after Monday, July 1, weather permitting.Motorists should expect delays in the area due to lane closures in the work zone. Flaggers will be present to manage traffic.Chip sealing coats existing pavement with liquid asphalt, sealing cracks and providing waterproof protection.last_img read more

Trial begins of man charged with indecently assaulting teen

first_imgA man has gone on trial charged with indecently assaulting a young boy in West Donegal.The man, who cannot be named, denies six charges of indecent assault put to him at a special sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court today. The man, who is in his 70s, spoke only to say “not guilty” to each charge read to him.The court was told the alleged incidents happened between 1989 and 1990.A jury has been sworn in for the trial which could take four days.Trial begins of man charged with indecently assaulting teen was last modified: February 28th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtdonegalINDECENT ASSAULTtriallast_img read more

12th Annual Cherokee Day of Caring planned

first_imgCherokee Preservation Foundation, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort, and the Office of the Principal Chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are sponsoring the 12th annual Cherokee Day of Caring, an all-day community service event, on Thursday, May 19.  Volunteers are encouraged to sign up now.During the daylong event, members of the EBCI and community will help 10 families or individuals in particular need who have been nominated by their community clubs.  Volunteers will lend a hand with painting, yard clean-up, gardening, and fix-it projects.    Approximately 300 volunteers participated in the event last year.No special skills are necessary in order to participate, but they would be valuable.  Anyone that would like to volunteer the entire eight-hour period between 8am – 4pm are asked to call Deb Owle 497-5550.  Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort employees should call Janna Hyatt at 497-8853.Another feature of the Cherokee Day of Caring will be the honoring of 10 Quiet Heroes who have served their communities unselfishly and a Good Neighbor Award for someone who has significantly helped members of the EBCI, but who does not live in one of the EBCI communities.last_img read more